Quilting Stories W/ Leanora Mims

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Date(s) - 09/09/2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

110 N. Tioga St
Ithaca, NY 14850

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WHEN: Saturday September 9th, 2-3pm
WHERE: CAP ArtSpace Gallery (First Floor) in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons – 110 North Tioga St. Ithaca NY 14850.
PRESENTERS: Leanora Mims
Stop by during Welcome Weekend to create your own mini-quilt work using cotton African print materials! Workshop will be led by Leanora Mims, a Master Quilt Griot living in Tompkins County.
Participants will create a 8 1/2x 11″ quilt strip collage inspired by the Gees Bend Quilters of Louisiana. Bring your sense of play and your sense of fun. Come ready to learn a bit of quilting technique history! All materials will be provided.
This event is offered in conjunction with the ‘Oral History Quilt Griot Program’ presented by Leanora Mims on Saturday September 23rd at The History Center.
See thehistorycenter.net/events for details.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Contact Zoë Van Nostrand at community@thehistorycenter.net with any questions or accessibility requests
COVID-19 POLICY – The History Center will follow the most up to date guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department. Our organization is a mask friendly space and encourage visitors to practice what is most comfortable to them regarding mask wearing. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/health. The event space can hold up to 45 people. There is no current plan to offer a virtual option for this program.
This event is brought to you through the ‘Knot Sew Fast: Patchwork of Tompkins County‘ exhibit, on display February-December 2023. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/knot-sew-fast.

This event will take place in the traditional and contemporary lands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ Nation (Cayuga), one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Learn more at thehistorycenter.net/land-acknowledgement.

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